ImURNemesis wrote:i agree with what your saying, the flume is still a good ride and it would be a shame and a big loss to the park. I think it just needs a good retheme possibley a pirate theme.I agree that AT needs some form of a water ride to compete with the rest of the UK. I do have a soft spot for the flume as it was my first log flume/water ride and it is still a fairly popular ride that draws in the crowds, but it does need a retheme badly if it stays at the park. However if it does go, a watercoaster from Mack/Intamin would be a must.
Benji wrote:wow that looks impressive would be a good addition. Its like the corkscrew scenario it was such a same to lose such a good ride but thirteen is a good ride as a replacement. This is the same situation
mikeysmodels07 wrote:Benji wrote:wow that looks impressive would be a good addition. Its like the corkscrew scenario it was such a same to lose such a good ride but thirteen is a good ride as a replacement. This is the same situation
roary01 wrote:mikeysmodels07 wrote:Benji wrote:wow that looks impressive would be a good addition. Its like the corkscrew scenario it was such a same to lose such a good ride but thirteen is a good ride as a replacement. This is the same situation
This is true and i think Alton as a park has been going through the period where A lot of the attractions are coming to the end of there running life's unless the park feels they should refurbish them. However much like the Corkscrew, the Flume although a firm favourite still with families, it can't go on forever, and has its years numbered. Rapids, is still doing very well for its age and could just do with a few more small water effects.
Flume on other hand, can't go for much longer, and the cost to keep it running is surely mounting, and i do feel we may see a new kind of water ride for a replacement, as we know AT like to be the front runners and for the Flume replacement it would have to be something special.
Benji wrote:The problem with water rides in the UK is that most of time we do not have very good weather. I'm not saying that they don't pull big queues because they do. All I'm suggesting is that they have a water ride with a large, decent indoor section as well as an amazing outdoors section
PeteB wrote:Far too many water rides at Alton Towers already. They need to be ditching them not adding more. Flume, Rapids, Ripsaw, Battle Galleons are all wet rides, then you also have the gentle boat rides like Charlie and Riverbank.
The UK climate does not favour wet rides and I'm completely baffled as to why Alton keep building them. We get about 2 months (if we're lucky) of warm(ish) weather in this country and if you look on any other normal day, these rides never have a queue. People don't want to be cold and wet, which mean's they're unpopular and its just bad for business all round. It's great fun when you're in Orlando and it's 34 degrees, but not in the UK.
Personally I think Alton need to #getaclue
The Flume needs to go, they're old style rides and unless something like Valhalla replaced it they'd be better off just going with a coaster or something else.
I would like to see the Rapids get an update though. Fix all the water spray effects, add lots of new scenery/theming, decorate the tunnel etc. The water cannons added last season were a very welcome addition.
Themeparkinjection wrote:We have the flume,the rapids and the battle galleons the only thing i would say is there to be a pirate water coaster thing in mutiny bay as said of before or a pirate Vallahla